if i can't get a reasonable answer on the origin of the universe, world, everything, i should go back one step and question the question. any question is human brain made; man developed along evolution of living things. you might thus suspect that human capacity to enquire is due to his original curiosity for his living surroundings, due to survival in a ferocious or unfriendly world. man's property to question anything due to the possibility, nature offered our primate ancestors, to do so. so, the possibility of "man thinking" must have been there in nature before "man doing first think" really happened. (though i believe that there was no first time literally, but a history of development) "nature itself" allows "man thinking" to happen under given conditions. the root of "questioning anything" is assertion, survival, laws of evolution, - was maybe ancient man's only chance to persist and still be here now. this root of quest and inquiry might be aswell its own (system-immanent) limit. in that way, that we can question anything except what gave us this capacity, ..question anything except the very creator of "question, ask, enquire, fancy, imagine, think, wonder, stupefaction, riddle". all our basic hurdles of knowledge come together in the origins of man's brain with capacity to question, to enquire, stupefaction, wondering about outer world, giving it a rhime. (lateron putting all such in form of names and speech) so.. what's our elementary ways of thinking: - cause and effect - overview the whole - relate things/events/processes/thoughts/being/anything to one another - locate anything in space and time - judge anything as what it is by its perceived properties and characteristics - .. further (work on the elements above by..): - admit for constant change - sort facts from belief and check them over again - induce, deduce - make abstractions, put things in order - find hierarchy and systematics of things/evt/procs, or sort them by - compare new perceptions with known ones - define anything by giving/calling *.* it names - interpret found reality on its meaning, necessity, usability for us - .. knowledge starts with the origin of thinking in evolution of man's brain, - before, there is none. not in history of evolution, not in science, not in language and speech, not in notions of anything. (to me, the same goes even for reality, nature of "being" the way we look upon it ..for what else is our reality, our way of thinking: "being", than brain-made) so.. if we insist on finding out about evolution's, nature's, world's, origin, we should maybe question exactly this phenomenon of "the nature of evolution offering man the capacity of thinking (talent of feeling?): what? why? how?" (in its first appearances) finding out, what it was, that made nature do this to us, how it happened, what law bore this special evolution of man among evolution in general - a basic thing. studying the origins of thought in all its aspects might give us that blacksheet of the origins of "where we find no words and fail to see clear". what must world, the universe be like, to have this opportunity/possibility/circumstance inside?